Mayetiola schoberi Barnes, 1958

on Poa

gall

The basal part of the stem is more or less swollen. Between the leaf sheath and the stem live here a variable number of white larvae, each in an oval shallow depression of the stem. Pupation within the gal, in a brown puparium.

host plants

Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Poa pratensis.

larva

The larva does not have a spatula (Barnes).

notes

may cause losses of up to 60% in grass seed culture (Nijveldt, 1980a).

references

Barnes (1958a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ertel (1975a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Horeman (1990a), Nijveldt (1980a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

mod 11.i.2019